8th Generative Art Conference, GA 2005, Milan, Italy, 14 - 17 November 2005, pp.151-160
In this paper, a computational design model based on the fractal dimension will be presented. Fractal dimension is used as a means of capturing the pattern appropriate at the compositional configuration of a historical architectural language and generating new forms, which will ensure the continuity of this language. In the first stage, architectural characteristics of a district with special architecture will be defined by calculating fractal dimensions in different levels. In the second stage of the model, this fractal values are used as input in computer program for producing form alternatives for the new buildings that will be designed in such places. This two- staged model, which is generated for the purpose of providing harmony between new and old, is applied to Chora, which is an important historical settlement of Istanbul. The generation process describes how to derive a compositional configuration from other forms with different dimensions, which can be generated by changing fractal dimensions.